CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT, AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. HOW TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT?
Where?:  Rosario, Argentina             When?:   May 9-14, 2011

PROGRAM

May 11th Morning program

08:00-09:00

Registration

09:00-10:00

Opening Ceremony (PL1).

Opening remarks:

  • Welcome. Miguel Lifschitz. Mayor of Rosario (00:10)
  • Opening remarks. Sergio Sanchez. Executive Director. Clean Air Institute (00:10)
  • Opportunities and challenges of sustainable transportation and climate change Mario Molina. Nobel Laureate on Chemistry 1995. (Video) (00:06)
  • Penelope J Brook. Representative of the World Bank in Argentina (00:10)
  • Rafael Acevedo, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Pablo Lopez, Principal Executive, Andean Corporation of Promotion (CAF)
  • José Eduardo Alatorre. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
10:00-11:00

Keynote speech. Opportunities and challenges to improve citizens’ quality of life and to strengthen cities’ economy by improving access and mobility (PL2)

Objective: To outline the main elements of a sustainable urban transport strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean, building upon concrete experiences of a broadly recognized international leader.

In this session, the speaker will spell out a vision about the future of Latin American cities, their challenges and opportunities to improve access and urban mobility and the relationship with economic, social and environmental sustainability.

  • Jaime Lerner. Former Mayor of Curitiba and former Governor of Paraná
11:00-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-13:00

Success Cases of Sustainable, Clean and Efficient Cities (PL3)

Objective: To present worldwide examples on how urban development and transport visions have been applied successfully in achieving sustainable cities. In this session, cases of cities that have developed and applied comprehensive urban development visions will be discussed highlighting their relevance to Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Urban development and transport experiences in Singapore and Seoul. Shomik Mehndirata. Senior Urban Transport Specialist. The World Bank
  • Creation of an attractive livable urban environment. Axel Friedrich. Urban transport specialist
  • Experiences in selected European cities. Heather Allen. Sustainable Development Manager. UITP
  • Experience of Barcelona. Salvador Alvarez. Engineering Director. Tramway Systems Barcelona
  • Financial dimension of successful sustainable transport solutions. Edgar Enrique Sandoval. Public Transport and Finance Specialist
13:00-14:30

Lunch

May 11th Afternoon program

14:30-16:15

Success cases in planning and implementing Public Transport Programs (PL4)

Objective: To discuss successful examples on public transport systems and integration between modes.

  • Success cases in planning and implementing integrated public transport systems in Bogotá. Fernando Rojas. Deputy Manager. Transmilenio
  • Local public transport authority of Frankfurt. Dr. Von Berlepsch. CEO. traffiQ. Metropolitan Transport Authority of Frankfurt
  • Experiences with LRT operations. Valencia, Spain. Milagros López. New Business Director. Ferrocarrils Generalitat Valenciana
  • Tramways and BHLS in France. Marc Le Tourneur. Manager of Innovation and development. Transdev
16:15-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-18:00

Discussion panel. How to achieve sustainable transport in Latin America and the Caribbean? What has worked and what has not worked in Latin America? (PL5)

Objective: To discuss about how concepts and examples of previous sessions can be applied (or are being applied) to cities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In this session a selected group of experts and key actors will review and discuss the best practices in cities and countries with successful interventions of sustainable transport as well as the most relevant learned lessons for Latin America.

  • Financial sustainability of public transport options. Arturo Ardila. Urban Transport Specialist, World Bank
  • Buenos Aires. Juan Pablo Martinez. Public Transport Specialist
  • Santiago de Chile. Oscar Figueroa. Public Transport Specialist
  • Colombia and Mexico. Angélica Castro. Public Transport Specialist
  • Good Practices for cleaner and safer public transport. Luis Antonio Lindau. Executive Director CTS Brazil

May 12th Morning program

09:00-10:45

Health and environmental benefits of improvements in Urban Transport (PL7)

Objective: To discuss the diverse health, environment and energy benefits that influence political decisions and budget allocation in favor of sustainable transport alternatives, additional to those traditionally used in the evaluation of transport projects.

In this session, speakers will present and discuss various co-benefits of sustainable transport interventions such as: a) the reduction of air pollution and its health effects and impacts (premature death, morbidity, work and school absenteeism, productivity loses), b) obesity prevention and sedentary related diseases, c) greenhouse gas emission reductions, d) economic growth of countries.

  • Impacts of the transport sector on public health. Dr. Paulo Saldiva. Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Overall assessment of benefits of urban transport interventions, including environmental, financial and social. O.P. Agarwal. World Bank
  • Impacts of transport on environment and climate change. Jose Eduardo Alatorre. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Energy saving benefits of transport interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Tali Trigg. Energy Analyst. International Energy Agency
10:45-11:15

Coffee break and visit to The Exhibit

11:15-13:00

Operation of transport systems (SP01)

Discussion paper.
Luis Antonio Lindau. Executive Director CTS Brazil

  • Coping with increasing passenger demand in Bogotá. Juanita Concha y Rivero. Planning Transport Specialist, Transmilenio
  • Operational and financial aspects of European public transport systems. Thierry Duquenne. Mobility Director. Brussels Transport Authority
  • Operations of Metrobus, in Mexico City. Dr. Gonzalo García Miaja. New Technologies Manager, Metrobus
  • Subway and suburban trains operation in Buenos Aires. Ester Litovsky. Planning Director Metrovias
  • The experience of Bordeaux. Jean Marc Rouffet. Urban infrastructure and Transport Chief, Bordeaux, France

Non-motorized transport (SP02)

Results of programs to improve cyclist and pedestrian conditions in Latin America. Carlos Pardo. CAI NMT Specialist.

  • Bike sharing program in Mexico. Bernardo Baranda. Latin America Director
  • Bike sharing program in Spain. Juan Merallo. NMT Specialist
  • Promotion of bicycle use in Santiago and Lima, Elisabeth Goller. Senior Transport Specialist. World Bank
  • Non-motorized transport experiences in Buenos Aires. Guillermo Krantzer/German Bussi. Director of Transport, Buenos Aires City Government
Transport modeling (SP03)

  • Dr. Juan de Dios Ortuzar. Catholic University of Chile
  • Public transport modeling. Angelica Castro. Transport specialist
  • Experiences in the Application of TRANUS model. Tomas de la Barra. Modelistica
  • Sustainability of metro systems: concepts and tools. Roberto Agosta. Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Practical experiences using EMME3. Giovanni Infante. Calymayor Latin America
  • Experiences in the application of VISUM/VISSIM. Vidal Roca. PTV AG - Traffic Software Manager
13:00-14:30

Lunch

May 12th Afternoon program

14:30-16:15
Fares, subsidies and fare collection systems (SP04)

  • Public transport subsidies in Argentina. Andrea Magnani. Economics Manager. Rosario Transport Entity
  • Fare Integration in Sao Paulo SPTRANS. Marcos Bicalho. Superintendent, ANTP
  • Fare integration in Paris. Lucas Mirgalet. Paris Metro. Business Development Manager. France.
  • Demand side subsidies, Metropolitan Authority of Aburra Valley, Medellín. Laura Catalina Gil. Colombia .

Travel Demand Management (SP05)

Discussion paper: World-wide experiences with transport demand management. Manfred Breithaupt. Urban Transport Specialist. GiZ

  • European policies for urban parking management. Michael Kodransky. Global Research Manager, ITDP
  • Parking Policies in Asia. Paul Barter. NUS, Singapore
Mobility surveys (SP06)

16:15-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-18:00

Methodologies to evaluate emission reduction projects and programs for carbon finance (SP07)

Discussion paper: Access to Climate Change funding for Sustainable Transport: A practical vision. Dr. Harald Diaz-Bone. GIZ

  • The CDM methodology used to obtain carbon finance for Transmilenio. Fernando Rojas. Deputy Manager, Transmilenio
  • The CDM methodology used to obtain carbon finance for Metrobús in Mexico City. Dr. Gonzalo García Miaja. New Technologies Manager, Metrobus
  • Opportunities for the application of National Appropriate Mitigation Activities approach (NAMAs) to the transport sector. Rafael Acevedo. Transport Lead Specialist, IADB

Land use and transport planning (SP08)

Discussion paper: Issues of land densification in Belo horizonte. Ralph Gakenheimer. Professor MIT, Land use densification in Bogotá and other cities. Daniel Rodriguez. Professor, University of North Carolina

  • World Bank experience with land use and transport integration Shomik Mehndirata. Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank
  • Mexican experience with land use and transport integration in Mexico. Luis Zamorano. General Director Urban Development, Ministry of Social Development - Mexico
  • Land use and densification along mass transit corridors in Belo Horizonte. Daniel Freitas. Gerente de Projetos Urbanos Especiais, Municipal Authority of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Emission inventories, air quality, measurements (SP09)

  • Application of IVE model in Latin American cities. Jim Lents. President ISSRC
  • Experience of Emission Inventories and air quality modeling in Chile. Ramiro Rios. ITDP
  • Emissions at Street level in a megacity. Laura Dawidoski. National Commission of Atomic Energy of Argentina
  • Daniela Mastrángelo. Environment Secretary of Rosario
  • Experience of Emission Inventories and air quality modeling in Mexico. Rodolfo Lacy. Centro Mario Molina

May 13th Morning program

09:00-10:30

Improving access to financing: Which options are available? (PL8)

Discussion paper: Financing sustainable urban transport: global trends and importance for Latin America. Ko Sakamoto, TRL.

  • Challenges in urban transport in Mexico. Carlos Valdes. National Infrastructure Fund, Mexico
  • Financing sustainable urban transport. Manfred Breithaupt. Urban transport specialist. GIZ
  • World Bank Programs. Arturo Ardila
  • Andean Corporation of Promotion (CAF) Programs. Soraya Azan. Principal Executive Transport Sector
Roundtable on Roundtable on Public Transport Integration- Transit and Tariff Associations (by invitation only)

  • Session moderated by the Clean Air Institute & GIZ. Presentation by Dr. Von Berlepsch. CEO. traffiQ. Metropolitan Transport Authority of Frankfurt on the challenges and lessons learned in Germany.
  • Discussion with selected cities implementation of integrated public transport systems.
10:30-12:00
Implementation of projects: contracting types for execution and operation (SP10)

  • Contracts execution and implementation in Spain. Julián Sastre. Urban transport specialist
  • Implementation of LRT projects in Valencia, Spain. Milagros López. New Business Director, Ferrocarrils Generalitat Valenciana
  • Experience of Barcelona. Salvador Alvarez. Engineering Director. Tramway Systems Barcelona
  • Contract implementation in Argentina. Guillermo Krantzer. General Director of Transport, Buenos Aires City Government
Urban integration: pedestrianization, integration of transport in the urban landscape (SP11)

  • Traffic management and enhancement of public space in New York. Michael Kodransky. Global Research Manager, ITDP
  • Public space improvements in Vitoria. Juan Carlos Escudero. Vitoria – Gasteiz Center for Environmental Studies
  • Recovery of land along Paraná River in Rosario. Mariana Monge. Strategic Planning Manager, Rosario Transport Entity
  • Public space policies in Bogotá. Ricardo Montezuma. Ciudad Humana, Bogota Foundation, Colombia

Environmental assessment of urban transport (SP12)

  • Methodology developed by ITDP for the Asian Development Bank. Michael Replogle. Global Policy Director, ITDP
  • Approaches considered by the Interamerican Development Bank. Rafael Acevedo. Transport Lead Specialist, IADB
  • Application of the Integrated Environmental Strategies. Juan Pablo Bocarejo. Professor Uniandes & Sergio Sanchez. Executive Director, Clean Air Institute
  • Ex-post assessment of transport interventions. John Rogers. Senior Consultant, World Bank
12:00-12:15

Coffee break

12:15-14:00
Transport metropolitan authorities and other arrangements for public transport (SP13)

  • Local public transport authority of Frankfurt. Dr. Von Berlepsch. CEO. traffiQ
  • Transport coordination in Medellin. Laura Catalina Gil. Metropolitan Authority of Aburra Valley, Medellín Colombia
  • Alicia Ribera. Autoridades Metropolitanas Salta/Posadas. ETR
  • Metropolitan Transport Authority of Buenos Aires. The path followed. Nora Turco. National Planning Director, and Transport Coordinator. National Secretary of Transport

Fuels and technology (SP14)

Discussion paper: Centro Mario Molina, Program Manager. Rodolfo Lacy

Regional Collaborative Initiatives (SP15)

  • Association of Latin American Urban Public Transport. Patricia Brennan
  • Mobility Observatory for Latin American Cities. Soraya Azan. Principal Executive Transport Sector, CAF
  • Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rafael Acevedo. Senior Transport Specialist, IADB
  • Sustainable Transport and Air Quality program (STAQ). Sergio Sanchez. Executive Director, Clean Air institute.
  • Association of Latin American BRT Operators. Fernando Rojas. ALABRT
14:00-15:00

Lunch

May 13th Afternoon program

15:00-16:30
Participation of key actors and public participation for urban transport improvement (SP16)

  • Integral Mobility Plan of Rosario. Monica Alvarado. General Manager. Rosario Transport Entity, Argentina
  • Mobility agreement of Vitoria, Spain. Juan Carlos Escudero. Vitoria – Gasteiz Center for Environmental Studies
  • Role of NGOs in shaping transport policy in Santiago. Maria Sofia Lopez. Ciudad Viva, Chile
  • The role of operators in defining the Optibus system, León, México. Fernando Tehuintle. Mobility Director of Leon City, Mexico

Freight transport discussion paper (SP17)

Discussion paper: Urban freight transport in developing countries. Manfred Breithaupt. GiZ.

  • Research at Texas Transport Institute. Juan Villa. Program Manager, TTI
  • How to improve the urban end of the freight logistics chain. Jose Barbero. Universidad Nacional de San Martin
  • Views of freight distributors. Argentina. Alejandro Baroso. Planning and Control Manager, NCA
  • Options to improve freight. José Bernasconi. Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario
  • Alicia Picco. Professor, Transport Studies Institute, Rosario National University
Technology Applied to Mobility (SP18)

  • Use of technology in public transport of Frankfurt. Axel Friedrich. Transport specialist
  • Transport Intelligent Systems. Daniel G. Russomanno. President ITS Argentina
  • Rosario. Intelligent Monitoring and Information Center contactless fare cards. Esteban Morales. Systems Manager, Rosario Transport Entity
  • How to change the one person per car paradigm. Gabriel Weitz. STS Rosario
16:30-17:00

Presentation of the Declaration of Rosario

17:00-17:30

Closing Ceremony